interstellar space


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interstellar space

[¦in·tər¦stel·ər ′spās]
(astronomy)
The space between the stars.
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The laws of physics say that someday Voyager will become the first human-made object to enter interstellar space, but we still do not know exactly when that someday will be," Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said.
IBEX's observations shed a whole new light on the mysterious zone where the solar system ends and interstellar space begins.
NASA hope that within the next few months - or possibly years if margins of error are taken into account - Voyager 1 will finally leave the Solar System for good and begin its journey through the vast void of interstellar space that comprises most of the Milky Way galaxy.
IBEX also generated the first maps of neutral hydrogen and oxygen atoms entering the solar system from interstellar space.
Scientists expect that the lower-energy particles will drop close to zero when Voyager 1 finally crosses into interstellar space.
The other side of the planet could be prime real estate for landing an interstellar space probe, but is probably frigid and similarly unfriendly to life.
To probe this possibility, Tarbutt and his team measured alpha on Earth and in interstellar space, where the density of matter is far lower.
These collisions cause energetic neutral atoms to travel inward toward the sun from interstellar space at velocities ranging from 100,000 mph to more than 2.
Washington, February 6( ANI ): NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), which was launch in October 2008, has been providing images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space.
These particles are created in the boundary region when the 1- million mph solar wind blows out in all directions from the sun and plows into the gas of interstellar space.
Molecules floating in the dark, cold vacuum of interstellar space can exploit quantum mechanics to react and produce more complex chemicals, a new study suggests.
The new discoveries, however, suggest that the chemical formation sequences for these molecules occurred not in gas, but on the surfaces of ice grains in interstellar space.